Not the most creative of cultivar names, but it sure does live up to its name! Sweet Pomegranate produces an abundance of large pomegranates that are green covered in a red blush on a somewhat dwarfing bush. Sweeter than Wonderful and ripens well even in cooler summer climates.
Latin Name: Punica granatum
Site and Soil: Full to 1/2 day sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Self-fertile.
Hardiness: Hardy to 10º F or below.
Chill Hours: 150
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 8-12 ft. in height.
Taste: Sweet, cherry-like flavor
Fruit Skin: Bright red
Fruit Flesh: Dark red
Fruit Size: Very large
Bloom Time: July to September
Ripening Time: Late fall
Yield: 20+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Not generally bothered by pests or diseases.
USDA Zone: 7-10